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Kate E. Payton


Kate E. Payton


Kate E. Payton, a native of Hart County, Kentucky, graduated from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law in 2015.  While in law school, Kate participated in the Innocence Project and multiple externships with the Department of Public Advocacy.  Kate also worked as a law clerk for Broderick and Davenport, PLLC while in law school.

Kate was admitted to the Kentucky Bar Association in October of 2015.  Immediately following, she returned to Broderick and Davenport, PLLC to begin her legal career

Kate received her undergraduate degree, a B.A. in Political Science, from Western Kentucky University in 2011.  In addition to being licensed to practice law in the courts of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Ms. Payton is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky and United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky .

Kate lives in Bowling Green with her husband and son.


  • University of Louisville School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky
    • Juris Doctor - 2015
  • Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky
    • B.A.
    • Major: Political Science and Criminology

Past Positions

  • Department of Public Advocacy – Bullitt County Trial Branch, Extern, 2014 to 2015
  • Kentucky Innocence Project, Extern, 2013 to 2014
  • Department of Public Advocacy – Hardin County Trial Branch, Extern, 2013

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, 2015 to Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association, 2015 to Present
  • Kentucky Young Lawyers Association, 2015 to Present

Practice Areas

  • Business / Corporate / Not-for-Profit Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Law
  • Estate Planning / Probate Law
  • Divorce / Family Law / Domestic Relations
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate Law / Planning & Zoning

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 2016
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 2017

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